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Red Sand Beach

Matala, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in Matala
Type: Beaches
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Calgary, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The hike from Matala is sweaty but not too bad, it took us 15 minutes to get up and 15 minutes down. There were signs to guide you. I wore well fitting flats which were fine and my partner wore running shoes. Don't try and climb in flip flops. I was surprised the sand wasn't redder. It was a nice... More

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Paris
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Beautiful beach but do not go to Janis'place. He tried to sell us his mojito which is supposed to be the best in matala. Well he needs to learn how to make real mojitos. It is disgusting and far more expensive than any other place in Matala. My wife and I saw how he refused to serve a gay couple!!!!!!... More

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Porvoo Finland
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I visited the Rethymno beach at date 21.06.2014. This beach is one of the largest beaches at Crete. It is located on the west and east side of Rethymno city. The sand beach is very long over 20 kilometres. Many hotels has their own beaches. At many points the city is owner of the beach and there you can swim... More

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Skipton, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It's a bit of a hike to get there, but it keeps away the hordes. Peaceful, warm sea and clothing optional beach. The beach bar is good enough and very friendly. Yes, I'd go again.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

beautiful track and lovly beach. it's Better to go early in the day,or afternoon. There is a small cafeshop on the beach/

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Cavallino-Treporti, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

The walk was worth it... I thought it was a secluded beach... now I believe it's a turistic spot... mostly for nudist... probably the worst cretan beach of my journey... also the water wasn't crystal clear maybe because of the wind...

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Alexandroupoli, Greece
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Very nice beach next to the caves where hippies used to leave.It is a small one but you will love it!

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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Its not easy to reach so if you not healthy its maby not for you. Also feer of hights might be an issue. But for you who like to hike its a nice walk/climb. Ddt it in flipflops...big misstake but still fun. Its a naturist beach so dont get scared.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

This beach is a bit of hike, the way down is okay but remember you have to go the other way, so remember your water!!! My boyfriend insisted we go visit this beach and I must say I was a little underwhelmed! I think maybe I had set my expectations a little too high. That being said, the views of... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

up and over the hill (mountain?) not for the faint-hearted or well-dressed! popular nudist beach but not obligatory to shed everything (might be better if some people covered up to be perfectly honest ;). Small cafe/bar on the beach and loos; only accessible on foot so very peaceful. Red sand? not so sure it was actually red ... but it... More

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